Lenox Time Table from Lenox, Iowa on December 26, 1935 · Page 7
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Lenox, Iowa
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Thursday, December 26, 1935
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_LENOX TIME TABLE. LENOX. IOWA [frA&tf I H>L I J \^ / W.N.O. SYNOPSIS r the youthful and . Marcla Howe Is a „, tit.btt among house- iitlonal " l E1 | glb i e bachelors at times, husband's whom she has ' Vives his name a_ %,rcla, though unensy. Is Lft believe him a th ef. ^ 1 chance discovers the .5 | S convinced that Heath flnu 1° vu i i_ _ * H.TO «•_ •„ thai sne has altogether too I terest 1" her guest, but ts • (o overcome It. Heatn „.»„ s. C. Heath," New York, I? 'safe. He also orders a 1.BM4 Currier to come at once. Un her room, bedecks herselt |\ jewels. At Marcla's np- ' I hides them there. Heath da to bring him the Jewels A eone. Heath makes light ,IOM. Sylvia restores the Jewels - , hiding place. Elisha Wins- IililtlnB Jlarcla, discovers the ll! and has no doubt they are Jtol'n gems, and that Heath is llWel Saying nothing, but re- Ig the gems, he returns to the ICHAPTER vi—Continued —7— tllrely Elisha glanced up and i the empty road and after over his shoulder, he 1 his voice to a confidential r .( and hissed: Cause I'm goin' to make an ar- arrest! I've tracked like thief that committed the I Island burglary. Moreover. i this very second where the i ate. I'm goln' to phone the | lork police I've got their ' he concluded. tor's cunning mind worked fly. I don't know, Lish, as I'd do I" he cautioned. "In the first . you might be mistook In i calculations an' not only get :elt Into hot water but make n a laughin' stock. Further(, was you wrong, you might get 1 for defamln' the accused's icter." laln't wrong. I'm right." fal, even so, I'd move careful," fc his companion. "Most likely It's a reward out for this crim- Why split it with a host of W Why don't you an' me di- l.l" I'll help you land yonr | since you're a bit—" Eleazer, { to offend, hesitated, "—a Pit of practice 'bout arrestin'." advice was good. Ellshn, d In his dealings, instantly INK advantage of the plan pro- !, raebbe 'twould be better If P't let too many Ignorant city on a big thing like this," ed pompously. "You an' |»w what we're about. I flgcer lil handle it." K we could. We can put It p In first-class shape. First *1 change your clothes for Sunday ones. A black frock what you really oughter ihen you must pin your . « badge on your chest where I w good nn' plain. Be sure ° " 8 alot "g your handcuffs. e you're certain to need 'em M experienced criminal such 1 bave a sun an> p ut a Paled and a tremor twitched most good; an' you snap the handcuffs on him. I'll see you get full credit for It Meanwhile, If there's a fire or an undertakln' Job, I'll manage 'em somehow." Eleazer shook his head. "That wouldn't do, 'Lish, no way In the world," he objected. "We can't go swnppln' offices voted us by the town. Folks wouldn't like It. Was I, a common citizen, to shoot the criminal, I'd likely be hauled up for murder. I'm willln' to stand by you to the extent of goln' along an' keepln' you company, but you must be the one that bears the brunt of the job. You ain't told me yet none of the details of this business. If I'm goin' to help you, I'd oughter be told everything about It. Who Is the criminal? An' where Is he? An' how'd you come to get track of him?" Alas, the questions were the very ones Ellsha had hoped to escape answering. Nevertheless, he knew of no way to evade his confederate's curiosity. Reluctantly, cautiously, he poured out his story and was rewarded to see the other town official gape at him, open-mouthed. "Bless my soul," he reiterated. "Bless my soul! Who would ''a' drempt It?" he burst out when he could contain himself no longer. "Wai, I never did like that feller Heath. I suspected from the first there was something wrong about him. Prob'ly he has queer eyes. You can always spot a criminal by his eyes. Kinder shifty an 1 fishy. I understand human nature. This Heath feller, now. I understand him." "Then p'raps you can foretell what he's likely to do when I arrest him," put In Ellsha eagerly. "It's better I shouldn't tell you. 'Twouldn't be wise. We must do our duty no matter what comes of It." Ellsha's knees weakened beneath him. "Seems to me," went on Eleazer, "that 'stead of loiterin' here dlscussln' the calamities of the future you'd better be gettin' on to your house. You've got to put on other clothes. The press, most likely, will want to photograph you. Then you must hunt up your badge, your handcuffs an' all your paraphernalia. I'd better cut across the field, meantime, an' oil up my pistol. Mebbe I can fix it so-st It'll go off. I'll try an' find you some cartridges, too. I wouldn't want to stand by nn' see you struck down without your hav- in' some slight defense, poor as 'tis." With this dubious farewell, Eleazer bustled off across the dingle and wns lost to sight. Left alone, Ellshn gloomily pursued his way to his own cottage T"' 1 eoncern 5^ none, All you'll have to do will ea . U p behlnd none, will ** 'tw*t h,;; ZuJe 1 ;. I » shout; -stick 'em up!'" l a ''got no pistol, i ain't fond HUg, |n fofif T j i*. i wot off a revolver In my i have - rv« shot dozens K^ lend me y° urs -" I. we I might, it ain't, though, well right now. It's ain't eal- . mounting disapproval • «m«ernatlon. "You Mustn't Peep About This Outside, May Ellen." marauder possessed of sticky hands had hastily abandoned It. Unwilling to believe the articles were gone, Ellsha peered feverishly Into every corner the piece of furniture contained. But beyond a thick coating of dust, nothing rewarded his search. At length, as a last resort, he reluctantly shouted for May Ellen "Wai, sir?" "May Ellen, who's been explorln' this secretary of mine? Some of the things that oughter be In It, ain't," blustered he. "My handcuffs an' sheriff's badge." "Mercy on us! You don't tell me a crime's been committed In WH- tonl I guess It's the first time In all the town's history. Won't folks be agog? It'll stir up the whole community." "You mustn't peep about this outside, May Ellen," Elisha cau- tloned. "Was you to, no end of harm might be done. The criminal, you see, Is still at large an' we want to trap him 'fore he suspects we're after him. Now 'bout the badge an' handcuffs. You see how Important 'tis I should have 'em. They was in the drawer an' the whole place Is messed up an' sticky as If some person who had no business meddlln' had overhauled It." "It's that miserable Tommy Gaboon!" Interrupted May Ellen. "His mother left him an' Willie here with me a week ago when she went to Sawyer Falls shoppln'. The little monkeys must 'a 1 sneaked Indoors when I wasn't lookin' an' took that an' the handcuffs. I'm sorry. Last I saw of the Imps they was out yonder under the apple trees. S'pose we have a look there." Almost beside himself with an Indignation he dared not voice, Elisha followed May Ellen out of doors. Yes, trampled into the sodden ground lay the badge. There, too, lay the handcuffs, tightly snapped together and without a trace of a key to unlock them. Elisha dubiously eyed the muddy objects. Well, at least, thought he, everything was not lost. He had gained time. To wear his badge until a new pin was soldered to it was out of the question. In addition, the handcuffs were of no use at all unless a key could be found to unlock them. As he turned to re-enter the house, Eleazer hailed him. "I've had the devil of a time with this revolver," announced he, puff- Ing Into the yard and jauntily flourishing the weapon. Then regarding his comrade's greenish countenance, he remarked abruptly, "Say, what's the matter with you, 'Lish?" Elisha told his story. "Wai, If that ain't the ole Harry!" fumed Eleazer. "That's goln' to ball us all up. There's no use doin' this thing if It ain't done in bang-up style. We got to get that badge soldered an' them handcuffs unlocked 'fore another move can be made. I s'pose mebbe Nate Harlow over to Belleport could help us out." "An' go blabbin' all over town the predicament the Wilton sheriff was in? No—sir—ee! Not if 1 know it. The only thing to do Is to motor to Sawyer Falls an' hunt up Pete McGrath, the blacksmith. He's a wizard with tools. I never knew no job to stump him yet. He'll know what to do." Accordingly the two men set forth on their errand. They rode in uncomfortable silence 'until the white spire of the Sawyer Falls church appeared and, roumlln« the bend of the road, the car rolled into the town. The small shed where the forge stood was close by the railroad tracks and as he pulled up before It Elisha espied through its door- w'nv not only I'eter McGrath, the blacksmith, but also the rotund figure of Artie Nlckerson, the Saw- ver Falls station agent. They went in and after the iisunl greetings, Ellslm stated his errand. McGrath tool; the handcuffs and ,adge to the light and examined hem. ,. ,, , „ „. •Humph! Looks as if you d been „ some sort of a scrimmage, he . OI ,,i..ento.l. "llut I'" start 0,1 ein straight uwny. I »l«'t busy on noth- „• tlmt can't be put aside FlMin and Kleuzer strolled ovei to a box and sat down to wait. -How are you, Art?" Elisha inquired, "Say, dWn't you have nephew or a cousin 'sedated «llh inllce force somewheresf -Bennie you mean? Oh, yes. He's a policeman out In Chicago. fust now he's laid up in the hos- ,, but '« '«H"ts to be out again fore' long. Got shot through the arm a couple of weeks ago. Winged a stray bullet while cnaslu' up u guy hat had broke Into a store. The shrimp hit him. Luckily he Jfdn't kill him. Ben thought he got off pretty easy." Ellsha's smile faded feller over to Wilton named Heath? He's sent off several wires. Lives In New York at one of them big hotels. He sent a wire to his wife. Leastways, I flgger 'twas his wife, He signed himself 'Lovingly, Stanley,' an' addressed It to Mrs. Stanley Heath." "You don't say! That's news to me," Elisha cried. Artie, gratified at seeing he had created a sensation, beamed broadly. "'Course I ain't permitted to divulge messages that go through my hands. They're confidential. But for that I could tell you somethin' that would make your eyes pop outer their sockets." "Somethln' about Heath 1 "Somethln' he said In a telegram," Ellsha had an Inspiration. "S'pose 1 was to ask you officially?" he suggested. "S'pose It's 1m portant for me to know what was in that message? S'pose I demand ed you tell me In the name of the law? I'm askin' you as sheriff of the town of Wilton." "Oh, that's different. The wire Simple Set of Bibs For the Little One By GRANDMOTHER CLARK All Aound House Plenty of bibs must always be was just sent to a friend. The part ^ f ° r the ' ittlt ° ° ne ™ d n " M> ' her that astonished me was iti begin-'' 8 nlw . n . yBM ready t0 ™** up atlfew . , T . ., . , ,,, ... more if they cost as little as these nin. It ran somethin' like this: L, , , , ,, ., . . , !do and a so require a little handwork " 'Safe on Cape with my Shall return with her later.' "What interested me," droned Artie, "was who this lady could be. Heath, apparently, is a married man. What business has he tag- gin' after some Wilton woman an' totin 1 her back to New York with him when he goes?" "He ain't got no business doln' it," Eleazer shouted. "He's a blackguard—that's what he Is! But don't you worry, Artie. He ain't goln' to put no such scurvy trick over on any Wilton woman. Me an' 'Llsh'll see to that. How much more tinkerln' have you got to do on them trinkets, Pete? The sheriff an' me Is in a hurry to get home." "You'll have to give me a good half hour more." "That'll mean we won't fetch up at Wilton 'til after dark," Eleazer fretted. "There's no use goin' up in the air an' rilin' Pete all up, Eleazer," Ellsha intervened. "We'll just have to be patient an' put off what we was plannin' to do until tomorrow. I reckon mornin'll be a better time, anyway. Certainly 'twill do just as well." "Mebbe," Eleazer grumbled. "Still, I'm disappointed. Wai, that bein' the case, s'pose yoji an' me step over to the drug store while we're hangin' round an' do them errands we mentioned." Elisha agreed. A faint flush had crept back Into his cheeks and his eyes had re gained their light of hope. He had wrested from Fate an other twelve hours of life, and life was sweet. CHAPTER VII D AWN was breaking over Wil ton when a trim motor cur bearing a New York number plate slipped quietly into the village an drew up at the town garage. From It atepped a man, sma and somewhat bent. "May I leav iny ear here?" he inquired of th lad who was sweeping building. "Sure !" "Fin her up for me, please. An you might clean her a bit. Can you tell me where a Mr. Heath Is stay- This package No. A-4 contains a set of three bibs stamped wltl designs like shown above on a One quality heavy sheeting. Binding and thread are not Included. The embroidery Is In simple outline stitch Bend ID cents to Our stamped good department and receive this set by mall. Address Home Craft Co., Dept. A, Nineteenth ond St. Louis Ave., St. Louis, Mo. Inclose a stamped addressed envelope for reply when writ- Ing for any Information. Something quite different In the way of ash trays are charming little oak leaves made of hammered silver. 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"Where's tir.it?" •The Widder lives out yonder at the Homestead." M> "How does one get there/ "Wai, the only way to reach the House when the tide's full, us Us now, is to row." "Wherc'll I find a boat?' •That I couldn't say. The fl Id- dcr keeps hers t'other side of the channel. Mebbo, though, f you was to go down to the beach some lislicrimm would give you a lift . 'M« st m' of ' cm would ' "Thfs'tranger bowed hnt offered ,,o comment. "Thank you," he re Jlled brliMly. "Wi" tl» s roild take me to the beach?" -Straight as an arrow. Without wasting additional words or time, the stranger nodded and star ed off briskly In the direct on Seated. When he reached the Leach he halted, scanning eagerly the silvered house beyond the channel Discovering no one In sight, he'dragged from the shore a yel- ow S! clambered Into it, and Jching up the oars began to row ovard the dwelling silhouetted against the water and the glory of the morning sky. 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